Vera Caslavska

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Birthday
3, 1942
Birthplace
Prague, Czech Republic
Death Date
Aug 30, 2016 (74)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
3, 1942
Birthplace
Prague, Czech Republic
Death Date
Aug 30, 2016 (74)

About

Czech gymnast who was one of only a few gymnasts to have won the all-around gold medal in two straight Olympics.

Before Fame

She started as a figure skater before moving on to gymnastics.

Trivia

Her record for the most Olympic medals of any gymnast stood for over 40 years.

Family Life

She married silver medalist runner Josef Odlozil right after the 1968 Olympics.

Associated With

Her accomplishments overshadow Mary Lou Retton's accomplishments extensively, even though Retton became known as the greatest female American gymnast of all time.